Accession Number : ADD010989

Title :   Pivoting Pipe Layer.

Descriptive Note : Patent,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Torresen,J L ; Warner,C E

Report Date : 14 Feb 1984

Pagination or Media Count : 7

Abstract : The invention is for a submarine pipe laying device which is mounted to pivot on two axes on a pipeline laying vessel and which allows for mating and deploying sections of the pipe in a string. A cradle is used to hold a length of pipe and a clamp holds the end of the last deployed section of pipe while a torque box unit attaches and allows each successive length of pipe to be lowered into the water. The dual axis pivoting allows the vessel to be moored in any position and is not required to be aligned with the pipeline being layed.

Descriptors :   *Patents, *Pipelines, Underwater, Pipes, Deployment, Pivots, Shipboard, Positioning devices(Machinery)

Subject Categories : Pumps, Filters, Pipes, Tubing, Fittings & Vlvs

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE